Problem: 3 partitions are on my hard disk, namely C, D, and E. Now I want to transfer some gigabytes from E to D since the latter is nearly full. Is there magic partition resizer for free use? “Shrink Volume” in Windows 7 disk management even can not shrink partition E to release unallocated space. Why and how to deal with this issue?
Microsoft requires “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume” only work to RAW partition and NTFS partition. When encountering a FAT partition, both of them will be grayed out. Moreover, even if users shrink a NTFS partition to get unallocated space, the very space can not be contiguous to the drive we want to extend but after its source partition. Well then, how to resize partition in Windows with ease? Partition resizer is available.
Maybe, most users doubt competence and security of freeware. Indeed, most free programs have limitations, but MiniTool Partition Wizard is an exception. It is a read-only app, so no influence will be brought to data. Moreover, it can take free space from any type of partition including FAT partition and NTFS partition or unallocated space to extend the target drive. Next, let’s see an example.
1. Launch the program to get its main interface:
2. Select the partition which needs extending and choose “Extend Partition” module.
3. Take free space from an existing partition or unallocated space to extend the target drive and drag sliding button to decide how much to take. Then, click on “OK” to go back to the main interface.
4. Click on “Apply” to apply changes.
Now, we extend a partition by using magic partition resizer for free, and users can also use MiniTool Partition Wizard to change partition size.